The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

Pippa Rogerson

Newnhamite elected as first female master of Gonville & Caius

A Newnhamite will make history as she has been named as the first female Master of Gonville & Caius since its foundation 669 years ago as Gonville Hall. Dr Pippa Rogerson, the Director of…

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A student with a visiting trainee guide dog

Newnham finalists get chance to ‘pet a pup’ to combat exam stress

Students at Newnham College had a special break from revision this week as trainee guide dogs were brought in to aid relaxation during exam term. It is the second time that the women’s college…

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Christine Watson

Breast cancer scientist elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences for her contribution to medical research

Newnham’s Vice-Principal Professor Christine Watson has been named as one of the leading UK researchers to be elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professor Watson is a mammary gland…

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First woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms is elected as an Honorary Fellow

Internationally acclaimed conductor and violinist Marin Alsop has been made an Honorary Fellow of Newnham College. Alsop’s conducting career began in 1989 when she was the first woman to be awarded the Koussevitzky Conducting Prize…

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Honorary Fellow of Newnham announced as British Science Association President-Elect

The British Science Association has named psychologist Professor Dame Uta Frith as its next President. Professor Frith will take up the role in September, succeeding current BSA President, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell. Her year-long term…

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Professor Rae Langton in Newnham's gardens

Newnham Fellow follows in footsteps of Henry Sidgwick and is named as Knightbridge Professor

Professor Rae Langton has been elected to be the Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy – 134 years after the position was held by Professor Henry Sidgwick, one of the people who founded Newnham College in 1871.…

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The Mound

Newnham College named as finalist for prestigious Employer of the Year award

Newnham College has been shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category in the Cambridge News and Media Business Excellence Awards 2017 for focusing on the health and wellbeing of its employees. Under the…

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Eugenia Cheng with Dame Carol Black

YouTube maths star returns to Cambridge to cook up a storm at memorial lecture

Dr Eugenia Cheng aims to rid the world of ‘maths phobia’ and she brought her innovative campaign to Newnham for our annual Gillian Vaisey Memorial Lecture. Cheng, a former research Fellow at Newnham and…

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The 2017 Boat Race crews

Newnham rower announced Blue Boat crew member for Tideway clash

A Newnham graduate student has been named as a member of the Blue Boat for this year’s Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Anna Dawson is studying in Cambridge thanks to a studentship set-up in the…

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Onora O'Neill

Former Principal with ‘extraordinary ability’ to be awarded one of the largest international prizes for arts and humanities

A former Principal of Newnham College has been named as the recipient of the The Holberg Prize – worth around £430,000 – for ‘shedding light on pressing and intellectual and ethical questions of our…

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